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The following passage comes from George Washington Cable's The Silent South, published in The Century in 1885. In the passage, Cable defends attacks against his previous article, "The Freedman's Case in Equity," which advanced full civil rights and equality for the slaves freed in 1865 amid national Civil War.
1. In the article, the role that Cable plays can best be described as that of
2. Based on the information presented in Cable's article, it can be inferred that those who oppose civil equality for African-Americans
3. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
4. As used in line 23, "runs in the grooves of" most nearly means
5. The principal rhetorical effect of the phrase in lines 31-32 ("The North…world") is to
6. Cable refers to "the delicate machinery of society's self-distribution" (line 44) in order to
7. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
8. The primary purpose of the third paragraph (lines 52-58) as it relates to the passage as a whole is to
9. As used in line 73, "pleasure" most nearly means
10. In the final paragraph of the passage, Cable's attitude toward those who cite social rights (lines 61-63) can best be described as
11. Based on the final paragraph, Cable's definition of civil rights includes all of the following EXCEPT
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